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Bijou Bridal & Special Occasion is a full-service bridal and evening wear salon, offering an exceptional collection of sophisticated designer gowns. Please visit us at our other locations as well: Ardmore, PA, Coral Gables, FL, Honolulu, HI, Orlando, FL, and Paramus, NJ.
Bridesmaid Dresses, Flower Girl Dresses, Mother of the Bride Dresses, Wedding Dresses, Dresses, Alterations, Fashion
Farzan- Best seamstressReviewed on 5/15/2014 Allison E
If you have an opportunity to work with Farzan, count your blessings. Her attention to detail, kind heart, and desire to make her work flawless for the day of took my dress experience from good to amazing. She was the best. I am so happy I had the opportunity to work with her.
My Wedding Dress was PERFECTReviewed on 4/11/2014 Kristen H
The ladies at Bijou bridal are amazing!!! They were so helpful in helping myself and also my bridesmaids find the perfect dresses. Thank you to Haneen to helping me with my dress and adding the fabulous belt!!! And also to Diana who works wonders with tailoring the dress to perfectly fit your body. Their showroom is incredible, yet not overwhelming. Buying my wedding dress was the most amazing experience and I would recommend this salon to anybody looking for a bridal gown or special occasion dress. Don't bother with the chain stores girls-they just don't compare!!! -Kristen
Bijou 2013Reviewed on 12/04/2013 GraceAnn F
I absolutely loved everyone at Bijou! Alana was amazing in helping me find the perfect dress (it only took us 4 to find it!)! Dolores was my seamstress and did a wonderful job! Loved the whole experience!
I just had my wedding on New Years Eve and had the most gorgeous dress from Bijou Bridal! My guests are still talking about how gorgeous it was! The staff at Bijou are professional and very organized! They truly make you feel like a celebrity and give you the utmost attention. They were especially attentive and flexible with me being an out-of-state bride! They bent over backwards to get me appointments that fit my schedule of when I was traveling to NJ. I also have to give rave reviews to my seamstress, Farzan -- she was FABULOUS! She made me feel like a princess and made my dress very customized! She was professional, warm and so sweet!! Thank you all for making my dress such a success :)
I got my wedding dress from Bijou Bridal and it was a great experience! I went in feeling overwhelmed by a bad experience at another bridal store and by the number of dresses at Bijou, but I told the girl helping me (Hayley) what looked good on me and the first dress she pulled was the one I bought that day. The fittings were easy and my seamstress Farzan was AMAZING. I'm so glad I worked with her. Farzan was very positive, thoroughly listened to all my concerns and gave me her honest opinions about what would look good and what would work with my body shape and my dress, was very patient, and most importantly her work is very good. Obviously I'm biased but I thought my dress turned out perfectly and fit me as well as I could have hoped it would. A huge thanks to Farzan and I highly recommend her!!
Prior to my Bijou appointment I visited two other bridal boutiques. Both of the places were very nice however I was unable to find a dress that gave me that WOW feeling. Upon arriving to bijou I was warmly greeted at the door and matched up with Hayley. She was the absolutely sweetest and selected gorgeous dresses. I had shown her a picture of a dress that I loved and she ended up finding something similar. The dress did not look good on me but Hayley decided to show me another dress that had similar features but a silhoutte that was more flattering . The Maggie Sotero dress was a perfect match for me and on my wedding day I felt fantastic. My alterations were done by Farzan and she even added more appliqués to my dress to make it even greater than my original. She spent a lot of time on the detail and ensuring the dress would perfectly fit and it was beyond my expectations!
I cannot say enough about Bijou Bridal. They were my first wedding dress appointment and I had brought the families along for the fun day ahead! Little did I realize that day I would spot this gorgeous dress on a mannequin, try it on first out of 10 others and just completely fall in love. Right then and there I said yes to the dress! My dress was a Stefan Jolie which is their in house designer. It was just simply stunning. I returned to Bijou for my bridesmaid dresses as well to take advantage of the discount since I had bought my dress there. We picked out these gorgeous Bill Levkoff dresses in wine, and they were absolutely flattering on each and every bridesmaid of mine. Returning to Bijou for my accessory appointment, and my dress fittings was always a wonderful experience. The entire staff is professional, take their jobs very seriously, and also take the brides needs and wants very seriously as well. Betty who did my alterations was just the best. Not only was she so sweet, but truly a master of her craft. I raved about her every visit. My dress was backless and she made sure it fit my body perfectly. Overall, I highly recommend any bride to be to visit Bijou Bridal. They are very pricey but you truly get what you pay for here. I could not have asked for a better wedding dress/bridesmaid experience from start to finish. Simply the best in North Jersey!
lovely place to feel like a blissful bride. I was blown away by the staff. They were very friendly and supportive. Its a warm and inviting place. I definitely recommend you come here to buy a wedding dress. My mom was so pleased, she is going to get a dress from there now to
I bought my wedding dress at Bijou Bridal in November 2015 and got married August 2016. I had been to several other stores including I Do I Do, Castle Couture, David's Bridal, & Alfred Angelo, so I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted going into the appointment. I fell in love with my Maggie Sottero Emma Marie gown as soon as I put it on. I also purchased the matching belt at a later appointment, and they graciously applied the 30% discount even though I didn't purchase at the same time as the dress. My bridesmaids also ordered their Bill Levkoff dresses from Bijou since they offer a discount if you got your gown there. I could have had them ship the dresses to each girl for $25 but I just picked up myself and took to the post office and purchased a flat rate box to send to the out of state girls. Bijou was super accommodating even when I had to purchase extra fabric from Bill Levkoff to let out one of the bridesmaids' dresses (p.s. they are not kidding - ORDER UP). My seamstress was also great at listening to my concerns about the fit and ensuring it was flawless. Overall, I had a really great experience with Bijou and would certainly recommend you visit there if you're searching for your dream dress!
This place was amazing. I had found my dress online and was looking for a place that carried it, which led me here. A couple emails later and I was there with friends and family. They pulled that dress for me and had it ready. They gave me full access to the floor and allowed me to literally look at every single dress with no time limits. They encouraged me to try on different styles of dresses, even if I didn't think I would like them. I ended up with the dress I went there for, perfectly little fairy tale. All of my alterations were done perfectly and I wouldn't have done it differently. We also got all of my girls dresses here, they were accommodating for our larger group. Same thing, they gave my girls free reign of the dresses and flexibility to try on whatever they wanted. They also offered the girls a discount since I got my dress there. Their dresses were affordable and absolutely perfect. Great experiences all around!
I would have given 5 stars had they not forgotten to pack my veil....as a little girl I always pictured my father lifting my veil at the altar and presenting me as "bride" to my groom.....so it was a sad moment when I realized they didn't pack it and it was too late to call them to complain because I picked up my dress the day before my wedding..... OTHER than that oversight, they have a great selection of dresses and the staff is very welcoming
I went to the Bijou Bridal in Paramus NJ and had a wonderful experience. Hailey was my consultant and she was extremely helpful. I didn't even have to go to any other bridal salons I found my dress at my first appointment. All my fittings went great, the woman was very knowledgeable and everyone was always very helpful. I would definitely recommend them to anyone in the NJ area.
I can't say enough how much I truly enjoyed working with Bijou bridal, more importantly with Hayley specifically. She was AMAZING! From my first appointment, I could tell she would really be able to help me find the dress of my dreams. You know you are working with a true professional when you can show her a picture of a gown that you are interested in and she can pick that exact dress out of an entire floor in seconds. She was incredibly patient with me, working with me over the course of 4 consultation appointments to find exactly what I wanted. I was always greeted with a smile and she was truly excited for me when I finally found my dress. She was honest with me, helping me decide what I liked and what I did not like. I went in looking for one style and wound up with something completely different (that I love!) due to her expertise. Ask for her by name, Hayley is a gem. Thank you Bijou for a wonderful experience in finding my dress. Can't wait to come back with my bridesmaids for their dresses!
I had a good experience overall at Bijou Bridal in Ardmore. Neena was my consultant and had a great personality and made me feel comfortable. When I met with her I thought I had no idea on what I wanted, as I never was one the dream of my wedding, but she encouraged me the feedback I was giving her was good enough. We quickly choose a # of dresses and she truly understood how to properly clip the dress to help you see how it should look.i did purchase my dress here and truly excited to get it altered and wear it. I also went into this thinking I would never have a ball gown type dress, but that is exactly what I walked away with :) The store held my dress for 5 months before I recently picked it up. The store has a nice alteration rate; however, i could not get my dress altered there as it was clearance. They did provide referrals for alterations and the manager/owner carried my dress from the store to my car in the rain without me asking. I would recommend a bride-to-be to visit their salon.
I went to Bijou bridal in jersey and had an outstanding expierence. The facility is spacious and has a huge variety of dresses. Everyone is helpful, calm and gives you their undivided attention. I went three times before making my choice. They answered all my questions and were so patient with me. They made me feel very special like I was one of the family. I will be getting my bridesmaids dresses there and my mom found a fantastic dress. I would highly recommend Bijou Bridal to any bride. I worked with Despina and she was delightful but you CANNOT go wrong with anyone you are assigned to! Enjoy! You won't be sorry you made this choice.
After reading the mixed reviews, I decided to go ahead and book an appointment as they are one of the largest bridal stores in the area. The whole experience from A to Z was terrible. We arrived 20 minutes early and after checking in for a Bridal appointment, they proceeded to ask my mom to fill out a paper. They come to take us upstairs and after asking what style of dress we were interested in realized they booked me for a Mother's appointment and not a Bridal as I specifically stated on the phone and when checking in. From there I was passed through 3 different consults each one worse than the prior. There were 4 brides all fighting and searching for dresses at the same time. I felt rushed from the moment the appointment began. Once in the dressing room the consultant handed me dresses and said put them on! No help with fitting/clips, etc.. She even yanked beads off the dresses when she didn't feel "bothered" to take the extra minute to untangle the item. Dresses were in horrible shape - beading missing, holes, dirty/dingy, smells, etc... When I was modeling the dress to my guests, the consultant would run off to grab a bite to eat and was nowhere to be found when I found the dress and wanted to try on veils! To make matters worse, the dress was missing the ticket and when I inquired whether it would be discontinued (as we are in between seasons) she assured me it would be. I asked her to call and the front desk said the same thing. I got dressed and came downstairs only to find out it was DISCONTINUED! They even pressured me to order a size smaller as my size was out of stock. To say the least this store took the magic out of purchasing and dress and I would recommend everyone to stay away. They are snooty, incompetent, and rude! Thankfully I ended up finding a wonderful shop in Nanuet that treated me as a person and not a number.
Terrible experience start to end. Bijou should be your last resort. There are so many other bridal salons that deserve the business in the area. This place does not. Severely poor management and it's apparent from the moment you step in. Also, know that the second you turn around, they have something to say about you.... very professional :) stay away.
Loved My DressReviewed on 10/27/2015 Nicole P
I absolutely loved my dress from Bijou! It was a perfect fit, and the seamstresses were great with making sure I was content with all my alterations. My mother and my bridesmaid dresses were from here as well. They definitely have quality products. I would absolutely recommend Bijou however, there were two things that kept me from giving them 5 stars across the board. First, I felt that they were not as accomodating as when it got down to the wire. I had to take an extra afternoon off of work for my final try on (4 days before my wedding) because they had no appointments after 5pm. I would think that with my wedding so close, they would have tried a little harder to squeeze me in for 10 minutes. Secondly, my bridesmaid dresses were VERY hard to alter. Also, sometimes the sizes they suggested were totally off causing some girls to have to basically redesign there dress. This is NOT the fault of Bijou, but it would have been helpful it we could have know the dress was very difficult to alter, I may have made a different choice. However, that being said, I would choose Bijou again, because despite the minor setbacks they were absolutely a pleasure to work with.
I found the perfect dress for my wedding here. Bijou worked with me to add cap sleeves and a belt to my dress to make it even better than anything I could have ever imagined. However, I did have a few issues. When you go in for your appointment they just set you free to look at dresses which I found extremely overwhelming. Luckily I have a great maid of honor who helped me sort through all my options. When I was sized for the dress they told me it would be too large in the bust, but fit in the waist. When I had my first dress fitting the exact opposite was true...the bust fit perfectly, but the waist was so large you couldn't even tell it was the same dress. When I expressed my concerns to the seamstress they were just brushed aside. I left the appointment very stressed and in tears. When we spoke to a manager she corrected the situation immediately and when we met with the head seamstress she was amazing. She addressed my concerns immediately and my dress ended up fitting perfectly. If you get your dress here go into the appointment knowing you will sort through a lot of dresses yourself and definitely have the head seamstress do your fittings. At the end of the day everything was worth it to get the dress of my dreams.
I don't normally write reviews, but Bijou deserves a great one! This was the third bridal shop we visited and it was a brides dream! It was so clean, SOO MANY DRESSES and everything was sorted according to designer, and the women who worked there were incredibly helpful! One of my favorite parts about Bijou is the "runway" you walk on with your dress! It makes you feel special, the lighting is fantastic and the mirrors are adjustable so you can see every angle! We had an appointment, so I would recommend getting one, but an A+ experience, and yes I found my perfect dress!!
Wedding Review.Reviewed on 9/22/2015
Bijou Bridal was recommended to me by one of my bridesmaids because I was having a hard time finding my perfect dress. Their selection impressive and of course, with them I found my dress!!! My dress eventually turned out to be beautiful. But I had a few stumbles with this vendor. Firstly, there was a language barrier with my seamstress and an interpreter was not present at each fitting. Then, I was told when I chose my dress not to worry about the length because they can alter it to my height but needless to say that was not the case so I ended up having to change my shoes twice to accommodate my dress length when it should really have been the other way around. I was also told that close to my wedding date, I could have many fittings but only got three from the arrival of my wedding dress in July 2015 to my wedding 8/30/2015. Overall, they have great selection and ambience, but their service is a matter of opinion. Ishanie Singh-Patrick 8/30/2015
Exceptional Experience!Reviewed on 7/20/2015 Jenn L
Working with Bijou has been absolutely amazing! From my first bridal appointment I felt special, as a bride should, and taken care of! There were so many amazing gowns to choose from and it was very helpful being able to pick my own and having my bridal consultant help choose for me as well. They made me feel incredibly beautiful as I was trying on gowns and were genuinely excited when I said yes to a dress! They bent over backwards for me for anything that I needed and went out of their way to make sure that I was a satisfied customer. All night long at my wedding everyone kept saying how perfectly my dress fit me and I owe that all to Bijou's amazing tailors. It was clear that my tailor was a perfectionist and wanted my dress to be as perfect as I wanted it to be! The end result was flawless. I could not have felt more comfortable working with everyone or more at ease throughout the process. I felt stunning and magnificent in my dress the day of my wedding and I couldn't have asked for anything more!! I highly recommend Bijou - you will not be disappointed!
I usually refrain from writing reviews, however, I felt that my recent experience with Bijou Bridal needed to be shared with current and future brides and bridesmaids. Do not use this store as your vendor! Their customer service is incredibly snooty and rude. They are also very difficult to reach by phone. Every time I would speak to a sales associate (the rare occasion I was able to talk to an actual person), she made me feel as though I was intruding on her time and bothering her. My experience with this store was being a bridesmaid. Not only did they not have the dresses ready at the time we were promised (and guaranteed!!), when I called to inquire, they blamed the delay on me. I was in a bridal party of 7 women and we all submitted our payments and measurements promptly in the incredibly small time deadline they gave us so that we could have our dresses without delay. I also believe that if you are going to ask people to fill out an incredibly detailed measurement form, we as the customers, should receive a perfect fitting dress. I am 4'10" with a very small bust. When I received my dress, it was made for a person 6 inches taller than me. My seamstress had to work around the clock, opening up the dress and shortening the dress - in her words "basically making you a new dress." I paid $250 for my alterations ($90 more than the actual cost of the dress!! This also includes a discount my seamstress gave me because she felt so badly for my situation.) In addition to the measurements being completely off, the way the dress was made and the material they used looked and felt cheap. If I could give this store a zero star rating, I would. They are terrible and I am not entirely sure how they are still in business. Poor customer service, poor product. Be warned ladies!!
Great experienceReviewed on 7/13/2015 Jennifer R
I purchased my wedding gown at Bijou and had a great experience doing so. I had been unsuccessful at several other salons, but found the staff at Bijou to be accommodating and not pushy! My dress arrived right on time and I even ordered a veil 4 weeks before the wedding that arrived on time. My seamstress (Diana I think?) was amazing! She was so sweet and patient even when I asked a million questions.
I worked with Katie at the Bijou Bridal in Ardmore, PA, and she could not have been lovelier. She helped me through every step of the process with ease and knowledge. It was such surreal moment when I found my wedding dress, and Bijou Bridal was definitely the right place for it to happen. Nicolette helped me with my alterations. She listened to my concerns about the dress and talked me through what needed to be done. I never felt concerned or worried that my dress wouldn't end up looking exactly how I imagined it. What I love most about Bijou Bridal is that they helped me see beyond the model pictures and find the perfect dress for me.